John C. Maxwell once said, “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” John Quincy Adams gave it to us like this, “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” Then the big homie, Alexander The Great, broke it down like a playa at a pimp’ convention when he spit, “I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.”
Well playas…ole Alexander must have been talkin’ about the Indiana Pacers when he said that joint and more specifically Paul George. I was just on two radio shows on Wednesday mornin’ and afternoon tellin’ boyz that he wasn’t a franchise player because he lacked the temperament to be a leader. On Wednesday night in San Antonio he once again proved my point. The Pacers lost a close one 100-99 to the Spurs with PG actually missin’ a three-point attempt at the buzzer.
Missin’ the shot isn’t my reasonin’ for sayin’ that he’s not a franchise player. It’s his response to missin’ the shot that’s classic Paul George and the reason why he’ll NEVER be a franchise player, playa. The dun had this to say post-game:
“We didn’t run it right at all. (C.J.) Miles was supposed to pin down and he didn’t pin down. He made me catch the ball way out there and I tried to make something happen.”
Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! A leader doesn’t make excuses when things go wrong bruh and a leader definitely doesn’t throw a teammate under the bus when things don’t go as planned. The leader tells a boy that I didn’t knock down the shot but I’m proud of my team for the effort that they displayed tonight.
The fact that PG makes those types of statements on a regular basis tells you that he doesn’t want to be held accountable for bein’ the dun in charge. He wants to be called the leader and paid like the leader but doesn’t want the responsibility of bein’ the leader. Nobody cares that CJ wasn’t able to pin down bruh. You ended up with the rock and had to shoot it. So shoot it and let the chips fall where they may. That conversation is pillow talk in the locker room. As the leader you’ve got to publicly shoulder the responsibility for not knockin’ it down.
His post-game comments are classic “when things go wrong I want to shift the blame.” That’s why he’ll always be the dun ridin’ shotgun if ever he plays with a true leader that’s more talented than he is. He just happens to be the best player on the Pacers’ team. So that puts them in a bind because their best player isn’t a natural born leader. I’ve been sayin’ that for years.
Why would you want to keep him and have to pay him ridiculous bread after the 2017-18 season if you’re not goin’ to be any better as a result of havin’ him in your locker room. The Pacers can barely make the playoffs without him bruh, especially if they reinvest the bread they were goin’ to have to pay him on other pieces. Stop me when I start lyin’!
1) Spit: verb – to say
2) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, etc. It’s whoever I’m talkin’ about and its non-gender specific.
3) Put it where the goats can get it: verb phrase – to make it as elementary as possible. To put it at ground level so everyone can understand it.
The caption under the photo isn’t real but its real talk!